WestFest Top Floor

Thurs-Sun, April 25 - April 28, 8PM

Four shared evenings of dance

Martha Graham Studio Theater

Westbeth Artists Residency

55 Bethune, 11th floor

 

Program A

April 25 & 27

Thursday & Saturday

8pm

 

 

Program B 

April 26 & April 28

Friday & Sunday

8pm 

   

 

 

Carol Nolte/Dance Collective

danceTactics performance group/

Keith A. Thompson

Amos Pinhasi

Claire Porter/PORTABLES

My Lindblad Szlavik (SE/DK)

Chloe London Dance

Benjamin Freedman

Li Chiao-Ping/Li Chiao-Ping Dance

 

 

BOINK! Dance & Film

Jamal Jackson Dance Company

The Bang Group

LMnO3 (Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis, and Donnell Oakley)

HUMA

Ramona Sekulovic

Louise Benkelman & Tommy Seibold

Abarukas

 

Carol Nolte founded Dance Collective in the early 70's. The Company's first NYC performance was at the Merce Cunningham Studio Theater, currently home to the Martha Graham Center and WesFest. The history of Dance Collective is a circle of downtown NYC performance which spans generations.

Carol Nolte/Dance Collective

Program A Lineup

The company thrives by seeking out challenges of discovery that takes place within the moment, compositionally and conceptually. Complex articulation of multiple pathways through and between spaces are a main focus. With a passionate investigation in dance and physical theater we look to create a connection somewhere between abstraction and narrative for the viewer.

danceTactics performance group/Keith A. Thompson

Program A Lineup

Amos Pinhasi Company has been created to showcase the choreographic solo work of Mr. Pinhasi. The Company performed in New York City and in Europe.

Amos Pinhasi

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Program A Lineup

Claire Porter / PORTABLES have been exploring text and movement since the 1980’s. Claire’s solos and group work have been performed regularly in festivals, special events and universities around the country and in Latvia, Germany, Holland, Poland, India and Korea. Known for their adaptability, her pieces have been performed in museums, art galleries, bookstores, college labs and on boats, staircases, soapboxes.

Claire Porter/

PORTABLES

My Lindblad Szlavik is a dance artist and choreographer. Her artistic interest lies in working with movement investigation and exploring a physical language that draws inspiration from both the abstract and narrative expression.  

Her work has been performed at several venues and festivals in Scandinavia and at Judson Church and 92nd Street Y in New York. This is the third time she's invited to perform at WestFest festival.

My Lindblad Szlavik (SE/DK)

Chloe London Dance is a project-based collaborative dance company founded in 2018 and based in Brooklyn, NY. The company's ever-evolving works have been presented by Sans Limites Dance Festival, MERDE, WaxWorks at Triskelion Arts, Small Plates Dance Festival, CURRENT Showcase, East Village Dance Project, Dixon Place, and the Split Bill Series at Triskelion Arts.

Chloe London Dance

Benjamin Freedman is interested in presenting work that is musically driven and emotionally resonant.

Benjamin Freedman

Li Chiao-Ping Dance (LCPD) has received praise and been featured in the New York Times, Village Voice, Dance Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and San Francisco Bay Guardian. Known for her trademark physicality, humanism, visual design, and movement vocabulary/style, Li Chiao-Ping creates layered works that combine multiple art forms to explore themes of culture and identity. Performance highlights include: Jacob’s Pillow (MA), Bates Dance Festival (ME), ADF (NC), DanceNOW (NY), Highways (CA), as well as at notable venues such as: The Kennedy Center, Links Hall, Dance Place, Symphony Space, DTW, Joyce SoHo, P.S. 122, ODC Theater, Theater Artaud, CounterPULSE, Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church, Roulette, Triskelion Arts Dance Film Lab, and at numerous universities.

Li Chiao-Ping/Li Chiao-Ping Dance

BOINK! is a modern dance company that explores the infinite possibilities in the world of film and live performance. Our mission is to combine dance and film in new and exciting ways in order to connect with all audiences.

BOiNK! Dance & Film

Program B Lineup

The mission of Jamal Jackson Dance Company (JJDC) is to translate the creative vision of Artistic Director Jamal Jackson into choreography and educational tools for use in performances, workshops and community outreach that will teach people about the connection between African and American cultures. The movement and storylines of JJDC choreography focus on redefining ideas of community and blurring divisive lines, while still celebrating the beauty of individual cultures.

Jamal Jackson Dance Company

Program B Lineup

The Bang Group is a genre-nonconforming theatrical dance troupe that lives at the intersection of percussive, classical and contemporary forms.
 

The Bang Group

Program B Lineup

LMnO3 embodies alternative expectations and the diversity of choice we have as women. We aim to model what we want to see––the adjacent possible––rather than simply pointing out the myriad things that are wrong about the world. LMnO3 believes in performance that weaves play, humor, intimacy and the absurd as a means of radical acceptance so that perhaps those ideas can exist in our lives outside of the studio and in the lives of our audiences.

LMnO3

(Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis, and Donnell Oakley)

HUMA, the resident company at Arts On Site NYC, is the collaboration between Chelsea Ainsworth, Kyle Netzeband, Doron Perk, and Jessica Smith. Bringing together multiple experiences from international travels and professional outreach, the present work is influenced by a wide range of different cultures and seeks to become a forum for storytelling world-wide.

HUMA

Ramona Sekulovic was presented by the Austin Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Green Space, Joyce Soho, SoloDuo Festival, MR@Judson, and the Dumbo Dance Festival, and has shown her work at Gibney, TriskelionArts, WAX, University Settlement, and DTW among other venues in New York.

Ramona Sekulovic

Louise and Tommy met dancing with The Bang Group; they have been collaborating since 2017, and have presented work at Gibney, Arts On Site, Actors Fund Arts Center, the West End Theatre, and Judson Memorial Church. Louise and Tommy are currently in process for their third duet that will premiere in the Soaking WET Festival in September 2019.

Louise Benkelman & Tommy Seibold

Abarukas is founded in the fall of 2012, and the Company performed at BAM Fisher, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series in 2014 and 2016, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, and a number of universities in the U.S as well as a residency and performance at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center. The company was invited to the Masdanza Extensions Tour in 2018 to perform in the seven islands of the Canarian Archipielage in Spain. Broadway Dance World describes, “I witnessed a true work of art...Mr. Sakuraba's brilliant mind for choreography has captivated me... extreme creativity, fine detail, and high level dancing."

Abarukas

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